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On the last day of advent…

It has been a fantastically lovely week’s holiday. When I first decided to take this week off I didn’t really have any idea what I would expect from it. As it has turned out it has been busy, and productive,…

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Namibia, here we come…

Our honeymoon is booked. 27 May to 10 June 2009, we shall be touring Namibia on our bespoke holiday courtesy of James at Audley Travel. It will be the biggest holiday of my life!

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A Honeymoon In Namibia?

Today we had a bit of a walk in the woods and a visit to Bicester Avenue where we had a look in the new Hobbycraft (very nice! will be spending more time in there…) and bought new weed for…

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Offers, Shopping and Stately Homes

First things first, I phoned Alexander’s and gave my response to yesterday’s offer, asking for something a bit higher, maybe in the region of 142k. Then we headed out to Salisbury, Emma to return a couple of wedding dresses to…

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Dreaming of a holiday

For the past couple of days I have still needed to wear my jacket for the cycle ride into work. Today I had to unzip mid-way with the heat already building, and the sun so, so nice. The smells of…

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The Autumnal Day

1. Cold though it might have been to get up to this morning, the quality of light and crispness to the air, and the smell of the day was gorgeous. It was the kind of day that reminds me why…

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Filling in time

It’s been nice this, un-planned full-week off, and I definitely picked a good week for it with the weather. Daily walks on the forest with the dog, and afternoons sitting about in the garden, or be it a ragbag selection…

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Day Fifteen: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Farewell To Alpago Day 15. 5 July 2006 Wednesday. Two and a half hours after I go to bed, and with dawn already broken Emi returns to the nursery school and goes…

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Day Fourteen: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) A Party of Two Halves Day 14. 4 July 2006 Tuesday. We are given a lie in this morning, and I don’t even notice the seven o’clock bells. We breakfasdt leisurely and…

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Day Thirteen: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) The Deer Hunters Day 13. 3 July 2006 Monday. Up early, we descend on the worksite in Chies and set to work on our steps. Part way through the morning, the film…

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Day Twelve: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) The Ascent is Slight and the Air is Thin Day 12. 2 July 2006 Sunday. With every night, I sleep better and better, but I still hear the seven o’clock bells without…

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Day Eleven: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Beneath The Mountain Day 11. 31 July 2006 Saturday. Slept well until about eight-thirty although I was disturbed sometime in the middle of the night. Woken suddenly by what I imagine at…

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Day Ten: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) The Importance of Knowing Where One’s Towel Is Day 10. 30 June 2006 Friday. Last night, at an hour past midnight I discovered that my towel was missing. Previously hung out to…

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Day Nine: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Venice Reprise: Trains and Tornados Day 9. 29 June 2006 Thursday. Up at 6am to have showered and breakfasted in time for the seven o’clock bells – our signal to leave the…

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Day Eight: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Bark Stripping and Step Building Day 8. 28 June 2006 Wednesday. Today was to be our first day off, but a look at the weather forecast suggested that Thursday might be cooler…

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Day Seven: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Fireflies and Prosecco Day 7. 27 June 2006 Tuesday. Waking at five o’clock with the birds singing, I lie on my sleeping platform for a few hours more, dozing in and out…

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Day Six: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) Grappa Frisbee, Deportment, and the Eighty Year Old Shepherd Day Six. 26 June 2006 Monday. Up early on a Monday morning to be ready for the night’s adventure, we pack a variety…

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Day Five: To Venice and Beyond

( or Drystone Walling and the Dolomites ) The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music Day 5. 26 June 2006 Sunday. Church bells and rucksack related aches and pains wake me improbably early. And I drift in and…

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